Today’s draw is about doing the work in front of you and recognizing all the resources at your disposal, even if they are not optimal or somehow not what you had hoped they would be. There is comfort and ease to be had even in darkness, even in places where you think it’s the end of the world. Relax. Take a breath. Nurture yourself as best you can with what’s around, and be grateful to everyone who helps you. Realize that there is always someone somewhere who has it worse than you, even as there are those who have it better. You are where you are, and that’s ok. Do the work, keep moving, and for god’s sake stop tilting at windmills. They’re windmills. They don’t care if you fight them or not. There’s nothing noble in fighting the non-existent fight. Don’t let yourself get run away with by fantasy–we here at Muse’s Darling Industries have a bad habit of fighting the great social issues of the day in our heads, which takes a great deal of focus and energy and doesn’t lead to any real-world change or growth. It just leads to us being tired and cranky. Now, don’t mistake me: find a way to make your voice heard on those issues about which you’re passionate: donate to charity, write letters, protest, make signs, march, chant, and support. But just do that out in the world where it can do some good, not just in your head. And don’t pay attention to advertising messages right now: they’re designed to separate you from your money, they’re stupid, and this whole Christmas shopping lunacy will be over soon. Don’t make purchases now that you’ll regret in January.
Deck: “The Giants’ Tarot” by Raven Kaldera
— The Muse’s Darling